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What did Madiba mean to South Africa?

English: Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, Gaute...
English: Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, Gauteng, on 13 May 1998 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The passing away of Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013) was an unparalleled event in the history of South Africa. The end of an era marked by the eventual freedom of its peoples from oppression and violence was influenced to a very great extent by the man known as Madiba. He was a true freedom fighter in the same mould as Ghandi, Martin Luther King and Che Guevara; a beacon of hope for the oppressed and a saviour of the oppressors. Like other great men and women he dedicated his life to others and showed us all there is a way to live together in peace and harmony. Without an enemy there can be no fight; you cannot argue alone. Continue reading What did Madiba mean to South Africa?